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Sweden - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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Sweden - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Effective government broadband policies during the last few years have helped Sweden develop one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe. DSL still dominates broadband access, though the number of subscribers is falling as customers migrate to fibre networks. Some resilience in the DSL sector is shown by operators investing in VDSL upgrades, though this is a short-term measure on the path to FttP. There is also competition from HFC infrastructure, with the main cableco Com Hem offering data rates at up to 1Gb/s on its fibre network. It is also investing in services based on the DOCSIS3.1 standard.

Sweden's fibre sector is also among the most vibrant in the world, with the country now having one of the highest fibre-broadband densities in Europe. Further development of the fibre sector is key to the government's revised broadband strategy for 2025, which will see 98% of broadband lines able to access a 1Gb/s service.

Considerable investment in mobile networks has also made mobile broadband a fast-growing sector, with LTE-based services available in most rural areas not covered by fixed-line infrastructure, and with 5G expected to be integral to the overall broadband platform in coming years.

This report examines Sweden's fixed and wireless broadband markets, including analyses of market dynamics and the main operators, as well as subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

Government promotes new broadband strategy to 2025; legislation comes into force aimed at promoting broadband deployment through encouraging infrastructure sharing and coordination of works; regulator applies new tools to ease broadband market regulation; Com Hem acquires Boxer TV-Access; Telia completes G.fast field trials to deliver 1Gb/s services; Com Hem launches a 500Mb/s cable service and a 1Gb/s fibre service; Telia commits to SEK5 billion investment to connect up to one million households with FttP; Telia invests SEK500 million upgrading 800,000 connections with VDSL2; report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia, Telenor, Com Hem, PiteEnergi, BAS.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Government support
2.3 Broadband strategy 2010
2.4 Broadband strategy 2020
2.5 Broadband strategy 2025
2.6 Regulatory measures
2.7 Competition
2.8 Municipal action
2.9 Broadband statistics
2.10 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
2.10.1 Notes on forecast methodology
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Com Hem
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 Open access
4.2 ADSL2+
4.3 VDSL2+
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Regulating dark fibre
5.3 Telia
5.4 Bredbandsbolaget
5.5 PiteEnergi
5.6 BAS
5.7 Other developments
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.2 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
6.2.1 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
6.2.2 Wi-Fi/WiMAX
6.2.3 Satellite
7. Related reports
Table 1 Internet services revenue 2003 - 2016
Table 2 Low-end fixed broadband accesses by speed 2009 - 2016
Table 3 High-end fixed broadband accesses by speed 2009 - 2016
Table 4 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 - 2016
Table 5 Proportion of fixed internet subscribers by access type 2000 - 2009
Table 6 Proportion of fixed/mobile internet subscribers 2000 - 2016
Table 7 Internet monthly revenue by household and subscriber - 2000 - 2016
Table 8 Growth in fixed-line broadband accesses 2001 2016
Table 9 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 - 2009
Table 10 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 11 Total internet subscribers (including mobile) 2000 - 2016
Table 12 Internet subscribers: PSTN, ISDN 2000 - 2016
Table 13 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2004 - 2016
Table 14 Proportion of total internet subscribers by type 2000 - 2016
Table 15 Broadband penetration by technology 2006 - 2016
Table 16 Forecasts - broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 17 Cable broadband subscribers 2000 - 2016
Table 18 Com Hem RGUs by type 2005 - 2017
Table 19 Com Hem group financial data 2007 - 2017
Table 20 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2016
Table 21 Telia fixed-line broadband revenue and ARPU (Sweden) 2012 - 2016
Table 22 Telia broadband subscribers (Sweden) 2005 - 2017
Table 23 Tele2 broadband financial data (Sweden) 2008 - 2017
Table 24 Tele2 broadband subscribers 2008 - 2017
Table 25 Fibre subscribers 2002 - 2016
Table 26 Bredbandsbolaget (Telenor) broadband subscribers 2004 - 2017
Table 27 3.7GHz licence results 2009
Chart 1 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2016
Chart 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2018
Chart 3 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2004 - 2016
Chart 4 Proportion of internet subscribers by type 2002 - 2016
Chart 5 Com Hem RGUs by type 2005 2017
Chart 6 Com Hem group financial data 2007 - 2017
Chart 7 Tele2 broadband financial data (Sweden) 2008 - 2017

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